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THE MIS-ADVENTURES OF MCT & A (2009)

-Review by Nic Brown-

 

What do you get when you take two talented actresses, some suggestions from their filmmaker friends, and a video camera? Well if the actresses are Michelle Tomlinson (BRAIN DEAD, THE CELLAR DOOR) and Kimberly Amato (UNDER THE RAVEN’S WING, PARTY GIRL) and the filmmaker friends include Kevin S. Tenney (NIGHT OF THE DEMONS, BRAIN DEAD) then the result is a humorous short feature with the promise of more to come.

 

The first episode of THE MIS-ADVENTURES OF MCT & A introduces the duo and they set the stage for their sketch based comedy series. Episode one, while only about six minutes long, still manages to cram in three separate acts as well as the introduction. The first segment has the ladies playing puppeteer as they use a couple of dolls to fulfill Kevin S. Tenney’s wish to see the pair do something involving a woman lost in the woods. The second segment is one that lends itself to Tomlinson’s ability to speak “Erdega”, a lesser known language, something like Pig Latin. Tomlinson recounts pick-up lines in the strange tongue and Amato translates them with dead pan humor. Finally the pair journey to a cemetery in the dead of night. Shot in night-vision green, the scene is a short homage about the importance of remembering what you’ve learned from horror films about late nights and graveyards.

 

THE MIS-ADVENTURES OF MCT & A is a fun little short film that showcases the creative talents of the show’s namesake actresses, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes as they act, write, edit and sometimes direct the show’s various segments. Michelle and Kimberly clearly have good chemistry and that shows on the screen. If you’re looking something that is dramatic and filled with depth and hidden meaning, well you’ll need to look somewhere else. If you want to have a good laugh and see what a couple of the indie film scene’s most talented actresses can do with six minutes of time and a camera, then check out THE MIS-ADVENTURES OF MCT & A and that’s no joke!




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